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BACH, J.S.: St. Matthew Passion (Sung in English) / Halt im Gedachtnis Jesum Christ (Sung in English) (Ferrier) (1947-1949)

    

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BACH, J.S.: St. Matthew Passion (Sung in English) / Halt im Gedachtnis Jesum Christ (Sung in English) (Ferrier) (1947-1949)

Kathleen Ferrier was one of the greatest British singers of the 20th century. Her performances of the St Matthew Passion were the stuff of legend, and she herself said, ‘You’ve never heard me sing if you haven’t heard me in Bach.’ In 1947 she began a series of sessions to record the Matthew Passion, but several factors, including a full diary of concert engagements at home and abroad, meant that the recording was not completed until June 1948. The 1949 recording of Bach’s Cantata ‘Hold in affection Jesus Christ’, BWV 67 made to mark the bicentenary of the composer’s death, here receives its first ever release on CD.



Disc 1

Bach, Johann Sebastian

  Halt im Gedachtnis Jesum Christ, BWV 67 (Sung in English)
1.   Chorale: Hold in affection Jesus Christ (Chorus) 00:03:44
2.   Aria: Christ Jesus now is risen (Tenor) 00:02:56
3.   Recitative: Now, Jesus (Alto) 00:00:32
4.   Chorale: Come all (Chorus) 00:00:53
5.   Recitative: And still, O Lord (Alto) 00:01:02
6.   Aria: Peace be unto you (Bass, Chorus) 00:05:59
7.   Chorale: Lord Christ (Chorus) 00:01:05

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Bible - New Testament / Henrici, Christian Friedrich / Johnston, Helen / Troutbeck, John / Bible - New Testament / Henrici, Christian Friedrich / Johnston, Helen / Troutbeck, John / Bible - New Testament / Henrici, Christian Friedrich / Johnston, Helen / Troutbeck, John, lyricist(s)
Elgar, Edward / Atkins, Ivor / Elgar, Edward / Atkins, Ivor / Elgar, Edward / Atkins, Ivor, arranger(s)

  St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (Sung in English)
8.   Part I: Chorus: Come ye daughters (Chorus) 00:10:11
9.   Part I: Recitative: When Jesus had finished (Jesus, Evangelist) 00:00:46
10.   Part I: Chorus: O blessed Jesu (Chorus) 00:01:00
11.   Part I: Recitative: Then assembled together (Evangelist) 00:00:28
12.   Part I: Chorus: Not upon the feast (Chorus) 00:00:14
13.   Part I: Recitative: Now when Jesus was in Bethany (Evangelist) 00:00:37
14.   Part I: Chorus: To what purpose is this waste (Chorus) 00:00:37
15.   Part I: Recitative: When Jesus understood it (Jesus, Evangelist) 00:01:33
16.   Part I: Recitative: My Master and my Lord (Contralto) 00:01:13
17.   Part I: Aria: Grief for sin (Contralto) 00:03:35
18.   Part I: Aria: Break in grief (Soprano) 00:04:05
19.   Part I: Recitative: Now the first day (Chorus, Evangelist) 00:00:12
20.   Part I: Chorus: Where, where (Chorus) 00:00:25
21.   Part I: Recitative: And He said, go (Chorus, Jesus, Evangelist) 00:01:42
22.   Part I: Chorus: 'Tis I whose sin doth bind Thee (Chorus) 00:00:58
23.   Part I: Recitative: And He answered (Judas, Jesus, Evangelist) 00:03:19
24.   Part I: Recitative: Although our eyes with tears (Soprano) 00:01:33
25.   Part I: Aria: Jesus, Saviour (Soprano) 00:04:01
26.   Part I: Recitative: And after they had sung (Jesus, Evangelist) 00:00:53
27.   Part I: Recitative: Peter answered and said (Peter, Jesus, Evangelist) 00:00:57
28.   Part I: Chorus: Here would I stand beside Thee (Chorus) 00:01:07
29.   Part I: Recitative: Then cometh Jesus (Evangelist, Jesus) 00:01:42
30.   Part I: Chorus: O grief (Chorus, Tenor) 00:03:00
31.   Part I: Aria: I would beside my Lord (Tenor, Chorus) 00:04:03


Disc 2

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Bible - New Testament / Henrici, Christian Friedrich / Johnston, Helen / Troutbeck, John / Bible - New Testament / Henrici, Christian Friedrich / Johnston, Helen / Troutbeck, John / Bible - New Testament / Henrici, Christian Friedrich / Johnston, Helen / Troutbeck, John, lyricist(s)
Elgar, Edward / Atkins, Ivor / Elgar, Edward / Atkins, Ivor / Elgar, Edward / Atkins, Ivor, arranger(s)

  St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (Sung in English)
1.   Part I: Recitative: And He went a little farther (Jesus, Evangelist) 00:00:52
2.   Part I: Recitative: The Saviour, low before His Father (Bass) 00:01:14
3.   Part I: Aria: Gladly would I take (Bass) 00:02:03
4.   Part I: Recitative: And He cometh (Jesus, Evangelist) 00:01:07
5.   Part I: Chorus: O Father let Thy will be done (Chorus) 00:01:19
6.   Part I: Recitative: Then cometh He (Judas, Jesus, Evangelist) 00:02:00
7.   Part I: Duet and Chorus: Behold my Saviour (Chorus, Contralto, Soprano) 00:05:00
8.   Part I: Recitative: And behold one of them (Jesus, Evangelist) 00:02:23
9.   Part I: Chorus: O man, thy grievous sin (Chorus) 00:08:04
10.   Part II: Aria and Chorus: Ah! now is my Saviour gone (Chorus, Contralto) 00:05:15
11.   Part II: Recitative: And they that had laid hold (Evangelist) 00:00:55
12.   Part II: Chorus: How falsely doth the world (Chorus) 00:00:58
13.   Part II: Recitative: Yea though many (Witnesses, Evangelist) 00:01:08